Prep 40 mins
Cook 15 mins
Steamed cakes filled with a red bean paste (made from boiled azuki beans and sugar). Hawaiian version of a traditional Japanese confection.
- 1 (18 ounce) can tsubushi-an (red azuki bean paste)
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour or 3 1⁄2 cups rice flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3 egg whites (unbeaten)
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Form bean paste into 25 balls each about the size of a walnut.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar.
- Add egg whites and oil to dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add milk while stirring (dough should be soft but not runny and not too sticky) (coloring may be added as well, if desired).
- Divide dough into 25 equal portions and flatten each to a 3-inch diameter.
- Cover each bean paste ball with a portion of dough.
- Place them on pieces of Ti leaf or 2x2-inch square pieces of waxed paper.
- Steam for 15 minutes.